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White Supremacist Protesters Across The Nation Want One Thing: Death

BIPOC are dying at disproportionate rates despite shutdowns and it’s clear why white supremacists want to reverse stay-at-home orders. They want us dead. By Lara Witt and Sherronda J. Brown Decked out in their ugliest American flag-themed outfits, right-wing, conservative, libertarian, fascist, white supremacist, white nationalist, and nazi protesters have gathered in different state capitols...

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Surveilled and Harassed For Playing Malcolm X Speeches: Mikisa Thompson’s Resistance

“I’m just trying to survive as Black woman who wants to do the work to help dismantle white supremacy,” says Mikisa Thompson. Content note for anti-Blackness and descriptions of police surveillance and harassment.  “It seems like we cannot do anything that brings us any joy or peace without being interrupted by white supremacy.” I listened...

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Jemele Hill vs. The World

Jemele Hill had every right to express her disdain for Trump. ESPN has apparently accepted Jemele Hill’s apology — an apology she was strong-armed into giving after tweeting her personal opinion on Donald Trump. Acknowledging the white supremacy in his rhetoric and practices, she referred to him as “bigot,” a “threat,” and “the most ignorant,...

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What Would Impeaching Trump Look Like?

Impeaching Trump could actually set off a stream of unmanageable events. Every single day we find ourselves ever deeper down the white nationalist rabbit hole represented by Donald Trump’s regime. I thought that the deadly Nazi rally in Charlottesville would have been the upturn point where we began digging ourselves out of the shit, instead...

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All White People Are Socialized To Be Racist & Tina Fey Made That Clear

The white people who stay silent in the face of white terrorism consider themselves to be “non-racist.” They’re wrong. Last week, Tina Fey and Lady Gaga offended fans and onlookers with their comments in the midst of heated national discussions about race relations following the white supremacist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tina...

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Non-Black Latinos Need To Stand Up To White Supremacy

There are opportunities for Latinos to be empathetic and mindful of standing by social justice movements as well as opportunities to learn about anti-Black and anti-indigenous racism. By Angely Mercado Last Saturday, Heather Heyer was killed by a white supremacist named James Fields Jr. who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. Violence had...

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#SayHerName Is Not For Heather Heyer Or Other White Women

Heather Heyer’s death is not an excuse to further perpetuate white supremacy and the erasure of women of color. By Arielle Gray I rolled my eyes over the outrage splashed across all social media outlets when white nationalists descended onto the University of Virginia’s campus in Charlottesville. The scene wasn’t anything new or surprising to...

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Hey, White Allies? It’s Game Time.

White allies need to be leveraging your body, assets and privilege to protect the most vulnerable among us, not crying about how you don’t recognize this country now (because to be honest, most of us do and always have). By Clarkisha Kent I started this piece over a week ago. And it has taken many,...